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Firefly Theme from Serenity - High quality rip available

POSTED BY: DONCOAT
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 07:55
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Monday, December 5, 2005 6:45 PM

DONCOAT


I have a CD-quality rip of the Firefly theme from Serenity. This is the much sought-after solo guitar piece from the end credits of our BDM.

(Edited to add links) The rip is a 16-bit, 44.1Kbps, stereo file. It's available as a WAV, or as high-quality MP3 or WMA format files. These may be downloaded here:
http://www.savefile.com/files/6470674 (wav, 9MB)
http://www.savefile.com/files/9246383 (mp3, 1.3MB)
http://www.savefile.com/files/7245694 (wma, 1MB)

This would make a nice addition to your Serenity soundtrack, or to a Firefly soundtrack CD!

As for where I got it... um, I used my time machine to bring it back from Dec. 20th... yeah, that's it! (Bet you didn't know I had a Delorean, didja?)


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Monday, December 5, 2005 9:19 PM

JUTIN


hey man,

savefile.com allows you to store files

post the link here

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:04 AM

DONCOAT


Done! Download it here:
http://www.savefile.com/files/6470674

Grab it soon, it gets deleted if nobody downloads it for 14 days.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:06 AM

MAL4PREZ


I'm gettin it, thanks!



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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:09 AM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by mal4prez:
I'm gettin it, thanks!

That was quick...

I'm still doing my test d/l on it!

I think you'll find the quality is pretty high -- I had to play around with the conversion tool, but eventually I got a good result.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:34 AM

MAL4PREZ


oh ... that's nice. I didn't know what ya'all were talking about, never got to stay to hear it in the theater. so nice. Wish it was longer.

What are you using to convert it to mp3?

Ask Dr. Science ... he knows more than you do.
"I have a Master's degree ... in science!"

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 8:22 AM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by mal4prez:
oh ... that's nice. I didn't know what ya'all were talking about, never got to stay to hear it in the theater. so nice. Wish it was longer.

Yes, isn't it sweet? It was a nice little "cookie" for the fans. Too bad you didn't catch it in the theater, but it'll be there on the DVD.

Quote:

What are you using to convert it to mp3?
There are zillions of apps that do this, from standalone converters like LAME to utilities built into other programs. For example, there's one in the windows Sound Recorder accessory, I think, although it's not a very good one.

I've done one using Nero (the CD/DVD burning program). I'm putting it up on savefile now... and here's the link:
http://www.savefile.com/files/9246383

It's a 192kbps, high quality stereo mp3, and much smaller (1.3MB).


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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 8:54 AM

MAL4PREZ


I'm just not so savvy with the music formats. Thanks for the mp3!


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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 8:59 AM

DONCOAT


And to round out the set, here's a .wma version (also high quality):
http://www.savefile.com/files/7245694

I notice the WAV has been downloaded over 30 times already... you lurkers have been a busy bunch!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 9:11 AM

RELFEXIVE


Oooooooooooooooh thank you!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... shiny!



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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 9:21 AM

PURPLEPIRATE


I got it-sounds good. Does anyone feel like uploading this to a Torrent tracker? It will get better distribution that way.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 9:36 AM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by PurplePirate:
I got it-sounds good. Does anyone feel like uploading this to a Torrent tracker? It will get better distribution that way.

I don't know how to do that, but I have no objection if anyone would like to do so.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 10:19 AM

HAIDON


Thank you Don; you've certainly made my day.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 10:49 AM

DONCOAT


You're welcome, one and all... glad to be able to make a contribution to this shiny community.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 11:21 AM

MOOSE


THANKS!!!!!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 11:38 AM

ZOID


DonCoat:

Merci beaucoup. I have been one of those begging for this particular track since the movie's release. Ballad of Serenity is such a beautiful piece of music, and this accoustic and dobro guitar duet is the best version to date. The entire piece is too long for a ringtone (54 secs) since my service will go to message waaay before the bridge, when the dobro comes in.

So, I cut it down to ~30 secs by trimming off the first verse (sacrilege, I know). I used the free WavePad ( http://nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html) and uploaded it to http://gallery.mobile9.com/uploader/244949/balla0529.mp3 (that link may only work for me, and will supposedly be deleted within the hour). Details: 96kbps, 401KB, 34 secs = perfect ringtone, for those of us who can never leave Serenity...


Ringingly,

zoid

P.S.
I will email the trimmed mp3 version to interested parties, upon request. (Or just use WavePad yourselves; it's a great tool.)

P.P.S.
Great. Now my phone makes me cry. Like I need more emasculation in my life.
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"Have no place I can be, since I found Serenity.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 11:42 AM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
P.S.
I will email the trimmed mp3 version to interested parties, upon request.

Or, we could talk some more...

Er, um, I mean: or, you could use www.savefile.com as I did (thanks for the tip, Jutin) -- it's free and does not require registration.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 2:11 PM

ZOID



DonCoat:

Awright, so I stuck the 34 sec version -- suitable for mp3-capable phones as a ringtone -- on http://www.savefile.com/files2.php?fid=1021828 . I couldn't figure out how to successfully point my phone's browser at it though. Savefile.com looks pretty cool (even the free version), so I saved the site to my Bookmarks, but it doesn't look to be WAP-enabled, so folks'll have to figure out a different way to get the tune to their cellulars.

On a related note, I was able to download the ringtone I put up on mobile9.com (see link above) from a different phone, so y'all can still get that one onto your phones, while the link's still hot...


v/r,
-zed

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 3:30 PM

LUCKYSPENCER7


hey dood! many thanks for this!

out of curiosity, what program did you use to rip it? it's amazing quality (well, better than I could do anyway).

I tried doing it once for the end titles of Moulin Rouge with a free program called Sound Capture. it was ok, but it was a little scratchy when I brought the volume up.

anyway, merci extra big buckets!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 5:05 PM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by luckyspencer7:
hey dood! many thanks for this!

out of curiosity, what program did you use to rip it? it's amazing quality (well, better than I could do anyway).

I used a DVD-to-AVI conversion program. My source material was a DVD with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (the video quality was only so-so, but the audio was impeccable; I have to assume that the original source was a real Serenity DVD).

The program is called DGIndex, which is derived from the well-known open-source program DVD2AVI. It takes DVD-type source files (with extensions like .vob) and converts them to other formats. This particular program allows you to (optionally) decode AC3 audio tracks to WAV files, and in the case of Dolby Digital, allows quite a lot of control over how the 5.1 tracks are handled to produce a stereo output.

I had to do a few tricky things to get good results, including a fancy prescale renormalization to get a good signal-to-noise ratio. My first few attempts had a lot of nasty-sounding background noise, until I got that right. The key turned out to be running the prescaling over only a minute or two of the file, rather than over the whole thing (I guess loud sound effects were skewing the results).

I also ran a 48-to-44.1kbps conversion so the result would be CD-equivalent quality, and I used high-quality options when I made the mp3 and wma versions.

Okay, probably more than you wanted to know... but the bottom line is, the file you hear is a direct conversion from the Dolby Digital tracks (with the best tuning of the conversion parameters I could come up with) and was never run through a sound card or audio capture step during the processing. I doubt it'll get much better than this... except for a bit of cleanup at the start (there's about 0.2 seconds of the last note of the preceding music that I didn't zero-out, though I've done that now on my personal copy).

Oh, and if anybody's worrying: I have multiple copies of the real DVD on order. I wouldn't bootleg Serenity (or any other intellectual property), but I don't suppose this little 2-week jump of the gun will do any harm.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 5:19 PM

KELLAINA


That's so shiny! Thanks for sharing it!



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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 5:21 PM

EVILBUNNIES


Ooh thank you so very much. I've been wondering when this was going to get around the net. What a wonderful day! I will now go listen to it 20 times.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 5:23 PM

NOSADSEVEN


Thank you so much, DonCoat!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:43 PM

JUBELLATE


thank you thank you thank you

you are the best DonCoat

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:53 PM

MAJORCLOD


Excellent, this will now be track 24 on my Serenity Soundtrack!

Thanks!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 3:52 AM

DONCOAT


Counting all three versions, over 250 downloads in less than 24 hours... the internet just amazes me sometimes.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 5:11 AM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


Nice! I've got in d/l'd but haven't listened yet...did you rip it from one of those early-release Serenity DVDs?


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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 6:11 AM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by UnchartedOutlaw:
Nice! I've got in d/l'd but haven't listened yet...did you rip it from one of those early-release Serenity DVDs?

I'm not entirely sure of the provenance of the source disc -- it was handed to me (unsolicited) by a friend and fellow Browncoat. There is some evidence that it's at least a second generation copy of an early DVD. The film is broken up into two titles, as if it was originally intended to be on two DVDs, and the chapters are divided by time rather than scene.

Overall, it's a pretty weird disc. But the audio tracks are perfect 5.1 Dolby Digital AC3, even though the video has been heavily recompressed and degraded.

I can't wait for my "real" DVDs to get here!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 7:55 AM

SNIPER


YOU ARE AMAZING! I've been looking for this for ages!



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